“Retrospect”: Stage + Studio by Annie Honebrink

Sometimes I don’t realize that I am missing something until I have it back—like when I loan Star Wars: Episode V to a friend and get it back months later and watch it and realize how much I had missed it. Or when Keith’s cheerful voice is at the other end of the phone line … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “Rubies” by Annie Honebrink

I remember my heart beating a little faster and my legs not wanting to stay still. I remember not wanting to blink, taking it all in. I remember stunning costumes and breathtaking music. The soft patter of pointe shoes lightly tapping the stage floor. I remember feeling big inside. Full. The ride home was constant … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “Look + See” by Annie Honebrink

I am always inspired by the ability movement has to express emotion.  The way human bodies can be shaped, formed, and moved to embody a certain feeling or idea.  The way limbs can speak stories—the stories of the soul.  The ones too difficult to be translated into words.  The ones that are often times beyond … Continued

Review: Mixed Program Opens Louisville Ballet’s 65th Season

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL September 12, 2016 The Louisville Ballet is one of the oldest ballet companies in the country, and this year it’s celebrating its 65th anniversary with a year-long celebration. The programming kicked off this weekend with “Stars and Stripes,” which included the works of American-adopted Balanchine, modern dance icon Twyla Tharp … Continued

Review | Ballet’s ‘Stars + Stripes’ eye-popping

By Elizabeth Kramer for The Courier-Journal September 10, 2016 Increasingly in recent years, dance performances have become events at notable art museums such as the Museum of Modern Art. But choreographers have long found inspiration in and ways to work with visual artists. The Louisville Ballet’s artistic and executive director Robert Curran made his intentions … Continued

Louisville Ballet kicks off 65th season with ‘Stars + Stripes’

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville September 6, 2016 The Louisville Ballet kicks off its 65th season this weekend with the mixed program “Stars + Stripes,” featuring the works of George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp and a world premiere from the Ballet’s executive and artistic director Robert Curran. Along for the ride is local collaborator Letitia Quesenberry and … Continued

HOW THEY FADE: from Louisville Ballet’s STARS + STRIPES

Footage from this video features music composed and performed by YASSOU, artwork by visual artist and scenic designer Letitia Quesenberry and choreography from Artistic & Executive Director Robert Curran’s world-premiere piece, ‘How They Fade’. Join us for STARS + STRIPES September 9-10 at the Kentucky Center. Purchase your ticket now for this incredible performance experience … Continued

Louisville Ballet’s 65th Season To Open With Innovative Program

By Ashlie Stevens for WFPL August 24, 2016 When you think ballet, you probably think of classic productions featuring dancers — tutus on, toes pointed — moving to impressive orchestral variations. But that’s not always the case. To highlight ballet’s evolution and technical range, Louisville Ballet’s Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran has created an … Continued

Louisville Ballet presents STARS + STRIPES

We kick-off our 65th Anniversary Season with this dynamic opening production! THE KENTUCKY CENTER Whitney Hall 501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 8 PM Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 2 PM & 8 PM LOUISVILLE, KY, Thursday, August 18, 2016 – Louisville Ballet ignites our 65th Season with this … Continued

It’s been an amazing year.

Our 2015-2016 Season was a year of collaboration and new beginnings. And as our Artistic & Executive Director Robert Curran’s first full season of programming for the Company, it was the year that set our course for many years to come. This video captures some of the highlights, especially of our final production, ‘Balanchine’, as … Continued